Car entries now open for 2020 ROCKYNATS motoring festival!

Published on 26 June 2019

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It’s time to put your motor where your mouth is and see if your car is good enough to be with the country’s fastest, toughest and craziest street machines.

Today marks exactly one year until the first ever Rockynats event and car lovers are being challenged to get their engines running and enter the event.

Entries for Street Drags, City Parade, Show and Shine, Burnouts, and Cruising open today and Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez says the competition is set to be fierce for the first ever event held in Queensland.

“Rockynats is for everyone who loves their car and wants to get it out of the shed and enjoy it,” Mr Lopez said.

“Our entrant cars normally look and sound different to the family hack or the new car fresh from the showroom. Rockynats is about bringing your awesome ride to a beaut part of Australia and being part of a really special motoring festival,” Mr Lopez said.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said there has been overwhelming support for the event since the announcement in April.

“Today marks one year to go until the very first Rockynats, which will be an annual and affordable event for families with a lot of excitement, a lot of grunt and making use of our city streets like you’ve never seen before!” Mayor Strelow said.

“Since the announcement, we’ve had over 15,000 people express their interest in attending with hotels already receiving bookings well in advance. And we know this will only grow between now and next year.

“This is the perfect opportunity for local car enthusiasts to get involved in the event, to prepare their pride and joy, pull them out of the garage and show them off!”

Car entries can now be made online at www.rockynats.com.au. General spectator tickets will be on sale in October.

Event Descriptions:

Drags: 1/8th mile drag racing at the eastern end of Quay St brings the Street Outlaws style action to the heart of Rockhampton. See Australia’s fastest street-driven drag cars battle it out for prize money and glory.

City Parade: Hundreds of cars will cruise from Rockhampton Showgrounds through the CBD and then onto Quay St as their final destination.

Show and Shine: The Quay Street Show & Shine is the destination for the City Parade and cruise. View hundreds of custom and classic street machines parked within Rockhampton’s historic CBD precinct.

Burnouts: Northside precinct Rockynats will be an official qualifying event in the national Burnout Masters Series. There will also be a second tier Burnout Championship competition.

Drifting: Invitation only drifting competition featuring high profile drivers from around Australia. Passenger rides available. Located in the lower Victoria Parade carpark.  

Cruising: Entrants with registered cars are able to cruise the streets of Rockhampton and within the event precincts.

To keep informed follow www.facebook.com/rockynatsfestival  or visit www.rockynats.com.au  

For information on sponsorship opportunities please contact advancerockhampton@rrc.qld.gov.au

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